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Re: IP: Pac Bell says Net use may collapse phone system

  On Sat, 26 Oct 1996, Fred R. Goldstein wrote:
  > >important variable?  Isn't the real issue the number of lines that can be 
  > >used at any one time....    like the percent of customers who are using 
  > >the telephone at the same time?    What is this percent...for the typical 
  > >POTS user?  jamie
  > I suspect it's around 30-40 hours of originating local calls per month for a
  > flat rate resi subscriber.  But I don't have the real numbers; they're
  > included in some rate filings, though.  Resi busy hour is the evening.
                  Hours of originating calls?  What I was asking for 
  was some type of measure of the *capacity* of the switch..   Hours of
  calls seems not very relevant...   If there are 100 POTS lines hooked
  up to a switch, how many can pick up the line at one time?
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